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Coding & Documentation - Jul 2003 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - ...services codes (99201–99215). For example, if a surgeon calls you in to evaluate and manage pre-existing medical conditions (e.g., hypertension and diabetes) for which you have previously seen the patient, an established patient office or other outpatient services code (99211–99215)...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p25.html

Coding and Documentation Made Easier -- FPM

Apr 1, 1998 - The author's physician-friendly tool can help you to code more confidently.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0400/p19.html

Coding & Documentation - Feb 2001 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - ...or concerns about hypertension and elevated triglycerides that we address, can we charge the biopsy code plus an office visit code? A Yes. If the work otherwise associated with an E/M service, such as 99212, is done to address his concerns about hypertension and elevated...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p14.html

Improving Patient Communication in No Time -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - Here are quick ways to evaluate and refine your communication style to better suit your patients' needs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p23.html

Practice Diary - May 2003 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - ...personal physician, had a blood-pressure reading of 210/120. Has anyone ever told you that you have severe hypertension? I asked him. They always said it was white-coat hypertension, Mark said. In case you haven’t noticed, Mark, I don’t wear a white coat. Insurance companies like...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p71.html

Medicare Clarifies Preoperative Services Reimbursement Policy -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - The author explains instructions recently issue by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about how to code for preoperative medical evaluations performed by family physicians at the request of surgeons outside the Medicare global surgical period.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p16.html

Practice Diary - Jun 2003 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - ...for vomiting when I noted that his creatinine had risen from a baseline of 1.5 to 2.4. Earl was a 78-year-old man with diabetes and mild hypertension and was on two potentially nephrotoxic drugs, Glucophage and Zestril. The ER doctor had told him to stop the Glucophage. Two weeks...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0600/p62.html

Group Visits 101 -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - In addition to providing step-by-step instructions for launching group visits, the authors lay out the rationale for group visits and how to code for them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p66.html

Evidence-Based-Medicine Tools for Your Palm-Top Computer -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - The author evaluates a list of evidence-based resources for the personal digital assistant and offers tips for better utilization of these resources at the point of care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p73.html

The Challenge of Urban Family Medicine -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - Traditional medical training reflects a somewhat diverse population but, on average, does not expose students to the harsh realities of urban environments. After an eye-opening move to an urban practice, the author discovered that she had to be more than just a doctor to her patients.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p18.html

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Primer -- FPM

Mar 1, 2001 - You may be surprised by the number of your patients using CAM therapy. This primer provides the background and tips you’ll need to have a productive conversation about it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0300/p37.html

Electronic Paper & Pencil: How to Develop Your Own Low-Cost Electronic Medical Record ...

May 1, 2001 - If you know how to use modern word-processing software, you can create your own electronic medical records.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p33.html

Coding & Documentation - Feb 2003 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2003 - ...In the documentation guidelines, what constitutes status of a chronic disease, and how should it be documented (e.g., pt has diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, or pt has well-controlled dm on X with glucoses X, etc. )? A The documentation guidelines don’t address your point...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0200/p23.html

Patient-Centered Care for Better Patient Adherence -- FPM

Mar 1, 1998 - Help your patients become medical decision makers who take an active role in their own care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0300/p46.html

Improve Your ICD-9 Coding Accuracy -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - Reviewing the fundamentals can strengthen your ICD-9 coding and streamline the reimbursement process.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p27.html

It's Time to Start Practicing Population-Based Health Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 1998 - You don't have to be part of an integrated delivery system to optimize care for populations of patients with common conditions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0600/p37.html

Coding an Annual Assessment for a Nursing Home Patient -- FPM

Mar 1, 1998 - The author analyzes the documentation of an annual assessment of a nursing home patient and the completion of the MDS/RAI.

Family Practice Management : Coding Challenge

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0300/p26.html

Practice Diary - Jan 2003 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - ...my office with a new complaint. It wasn’t as though she didn’t have enough problems already – chronic atrial fibrillation, recalcitrant hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity and a history of congestive heart failure. Now she noticed her belly had swollen markedly during the past...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p69.html

New ICD-9 Codes Take Effect This Month -- FPM

Oct 1, 2002 - Our summary of the changes and updated coding tools will help you to code more accurately and efficiently.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/p21.html

"You Should See My Doctor": Cost-Effective Marketing Ideas for Your Practice -- FPM

Jan 1, 2002 - Marketing doesn’t have to be expensive, complicated or unethical. To begin, simply treat your current patients right.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/p33.html

Three Documentation Tools That Work -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - Our progress note form, pocket guide and quick-reference list will help you put the revised Medicare documentation guidelines into practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0100/p29.html

13 Months of Quality Improvement: Did It Work? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - The article completes a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article offers lessons learned from the project and explores whether the principles of quality improvement were effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p55.html

Coding & Documentation - Nov 2002 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - ...and separately identifiable from the G0101 service. An example would be if an established Medicare patient with chronic essential hypertension on a multiple-drug regimen presents for a periodic checkup of her condition, you note that the patient is overdue for a screening pelvic and...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p30.html

Seven Reasons to Dictate in the Presence of Your Patients -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - By simply moving dictation into the exam room, you may improve your practice in at least seven ways.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p37.html

Seven Tips to Improve Your ICD-9 Coding for Diagnostic Tests -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - The article explains recent instructions issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that clarify current diagnosis coding guidelines for reporting diagnostic tests.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p16.html

Coding & Documentation - Jul 1999 -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - ...How do I bill for obstetric services provided in the hospital — such as evaluating a patient with preterm contractions or hypertension, or ruling out rupture of membranes — when the evaluation doesn't lead to admission? By my reading of the global maternity care codes, these...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p12.html

Can We Avoid Errors in Family Practice? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - FPM's medical editor writes about research to identify sources of error in family practice.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0700/p15.html

Letters - May 2002 -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - ...diagnoses, for example, in the case of a patient with chronic hypertension and diabetes who presents with a cough and whose subsequent X-ray indicates pneumonia. In the example given, would you report pneumonia, hypertension and diabetes? Obviously not at the initial visit if the...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p17.html

Making Wellness Medicine Work -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - Following a program like the author's, you can turn annual physical exams into an ongoing process of prevention and health improvement.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p33.html

Coding & Documentation - Oct 2000 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - ...chest pain and he answers no, does our exchange count toward the HPI or ROS? What about when I ask the same question of a patient with hypertension or diabetes? For a patient with diabetes, should questions about polyuria and thirst count toward the HPI while questions about visual...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1000/p23.html

New Medicare Payment Opportunities -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - On April 1, 2002, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) became a Medicare-covered service. Effective January 1, 2002, Congress extended Medicare coverage for MNT to beneficiaries with diabetes or a renal disease. The author explains how to take advantage of these new payment ...

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p18.html

Coding & Documentation - Apr 2001 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2001 - ...FPM, especially as it pertains to an established patient. It is not rare to have an elderly patient come into the office with diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease and a new onset of dizziness or fatigue. The work-up requires level-V history and level-V decision making,...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0400/p16.html

Planning Group Visits for High-Risk Patients -- FPM

Jun 1, 2000 - You'll not only have more satisfied patients and better compliance, but you'll also be compensated for your services.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0600/p33.html

Big Business and Bad Medicine -- FPM

Jun 1, 1999 - Editorial arguing that efforts to make medicine into big business are doomed to failure because they are economically unsound and because medicine is an art, not a business, and an art that depends on the doctor being set apart as special, not shoved into a slot with other providers.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0600/p8.html

Starting a Revolution in Office-Based Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2001 - A nationwide experiment is asking practices to forget the way they’ve always done it and pursue the ideal in patient care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1000/p29.html

How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve [2001] -- FPM

Oct 1, 2001 - It’s easier than you might think to get what’s coming to you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1000/p43.html

Becoming an Effective Physician Leader -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - Your clinical practice has planted the seeds of leadership skills, but they need intensive cultivation to flourish.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p35.html

Understanding the Risks of Medical Interventions -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - The article will explore how to assess the benefits and risks of particular interventions, using relative risk reduction (RRR), absolute risk reduction (ARR) and number needed to treat (NNT).

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p59.html

Back to the Future: The Telemedicine House Call -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - This pilot project showed that high-tech can mean high-touch.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0100/p18.html

Putting Clinical Guidelines Into Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - The article follows a family practice through its quality improvement project to increase physician use of clinical guidelines for asthma.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p45.html

Going Solo: One Doc, One Room, One Year Later -- FPM

Mar 1, 2002 - This unorthodox practice, built on four ideal principles, is steadily proving itself a success.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0300/p25.html

Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p35.html

The First Rule of Speechmaking: Keep Your Audience Awake -- FPM

Mar 1, 1998 - Family physicians often make presentations at board meetings, at chapter meetings, before community groups, etc. This article offers tips to help them sharpen their public speaking and presentation skills.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0300/p84.html

Variety: The Spice of Covered Lives -- FPM

Mar 1, 1998 - The CQI emphasis on reducing or eliminating variation is wrongheaded in a field as full of individual needs as medicine.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0300/p11.html

Precepting: Help Yourself While Helping Medical Students -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - The author describes how precepting medical students can reenergize you and help prevent burnout.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p68.html

Practice Diary - Sep 1999 -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - ...years ago I referred him to a liver specialist, who did a biopsy, which showed fibrotic changes. Since then he has developed diabetes and hypertension. At his last visit, his enzymes were still in the 200 range and his platelets were decreased, but his prothrombin time and albumin...

Family Practice Management : Practice Diary

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p48.html

Is Your Performance Data Online Yet? -- FPM

Jun 1, 1999 - This installment in an ongoing series of brief web-site reviews will describe a site that makes data about physician performance available to patients. The article will inform readers about what your patients can find out about you on the Web.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0600/p49.html

What Your Body, Mind and Spirit Can Tell You -- FPM

Sep 1, 1999 - This article encourages physicians to recognize signs of stress and care for themselves so that they may be better equipped both physically and mentally to practice medicine.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0900/p66.html

Finding Success in a Capitated Environment -- FPM

Aug 1, 2000 - Success for this group means taking all the risk they can get, targeting chronic diseases and rewarding physicians for quality.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0700/p49.html

Panning for Gold: How to Find Money in Your Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2000 - Here are some tips for cutting your expenses and increasing your revenue - without losing staff.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1100/p37.html

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